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Donaghmore and Fivemiletown schools to benefit from investment scheme

St Joseph's Grammar Donaghmore is one of the schools to benefit from the minor works investment.

St Joseph's Grammar Donaghmore is one of the schools to benefit from the minor works investment.

 

Two County Tyrone schools are set to benefit from an investment scheme in the coming months from the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.

St Joseph’s Grammar, Donaghmore will receive £216,000 investment, while Fivemiletown Primary School is set to benefit from nearly £500,000 investment.

Speaking about the funding announcement, Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “During November, my Department agreed investment of nearly £216,000 to refurbish three science labs at St Joseph’s, Donaghmore and an investment of almost £500,000 for an extension and refurbishment at Fivemiletown Primary School. A total of 81 minor works projects, amounting to over £8.4million were agreed in November bringing the total funding allocation this year to over £42million.

“This ongoing investment in the schools estate is having a positive impact on pupils, teachers and school staff and provides a much needed boost to the construction industry.” Work carried out under the minor works scheme ranges from minor repairs to more significant refurbishment projects. The Minister continued: “In August I announced an additional £10million for schools’ maintenance, bringing the total allocation to £47million for this financial year. Also, since last year, I have given approval to proceed with new school projects representing a potential investment in the region of £350million. I am confident that the ongoing substantial investment in minor works projects will help to improve educational standards.”

 

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